We are a veteran Point Guard away from being serious contenders. We are missing that leadership and a player that can be that coach on floor and settle things down when time is right. Boy I would love Rondo on this team. I also wouldn't mind Andre Miller being here for a veteran presents.
This team needs a backup center that actually plays, a veteran PG like Rondo or Miller, a backup SG to reduce Harden's minutes and take some of the wear and tear off of him, and maybe a 4. There are two trades that come to mind that answer two of the four things that we are missing. One trade is with the 76ers for Hawes and Turner and the other is with the Celtics for Rondo and Bass. Right now I am leaning towards the 76ers trade just because I think they would make more of an impact but I am not sure which one I like better. The only other thing that I think would make this team an instant contender and I know that Morey loves the guy is somehow acquiring Carmelo Anthony. I know a lot of people hate him but the guy can flat out ball. The only thing he needs is a second star next to him. Look what he did in Denver with Chauncey Billups next to him. Think what he could do with Harden and Howard next to him. Western Conference Finals at least IMO. They could even make it to the finals with a starting lineup of Howard, Jones, Anthony, Harden, and Beverley. It would be sick.
Hope Wex gets a job back at 790. Him and Matt used to talk Rockets. Now its all football with Lance in there despite Adam Clanton trying his best to talk basketball. Lance would just divert back to football or some random story
I thought the Lowry conversation was very interesting.
There are plenty of concerns now from Toronto's POV for doing that trade but you have to wonder whether or not they would do a deal with Houston (despite downgrading talent) to move Lowry & a "poor" contract like Steve Novak (who might turn into a revelation again in Houston) for Lin & a pick?
The concerns from Houston's angle right now are pretty minuscule IMO. Lowry and McHale not getting along probably had more to do with Lowry getting butthurt over Dragic stealing his starting stop, and the situation is a bit different now in Houston now with a completely new cast with him tailor made to lead this team deep into the playoffs.
Also the "about the be a free agent" talk doesn't really concerns me. If he works out for the Rockets I think he resigns to a reasonable deal, and I think you go ahead and lock up him and Parsons to long term deals.
If he doesn't work out, than you let him walk, possibly pick up the last year on Parsons' deal and play the free agency market this Summer and the one after.
Fans STILL can't see the Rockets on TV. Two years! TWO YEARS!
We have entered a new era of Rocket's basketball; not since the championship years have I been this optimistic. (Correction: the jury is still out) (Update: the jury has been sequestered, this may take a while) (Update: a verdict may be close)(The latest: the jury has gone back in to deliberate)(Jury has gone to lunch without a scheduled return)(Back from lunch and determined to push forward, one member sick and missing)
Just from what you said clutch, it would be pretty cool if you managed to get Jason Friedman and Craig Ackerman with yourself to recreate what was rocketscasts. I use to love them because they were so frequent it seemed after every home stand/ road trip they would be doing anouther one. I realise they are not allowed to do them anymore for the risk of another fine but surely it's not in breach if they talk about other players when they're on clutchfans?
I'm just an Australian who wishes he grew up in Houston
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